It has just been announced that Pope Benedict will visit the Park East Synagogue in New York on April 18th on the eve of Passover! This is great news!
Many have criticized the late Pope John Paul II of blessed memory for visiting Jewish synagogues in his capacity as supreme pontiff and priest of the Catholic Church. However, it is clear from the book of Acts that the Apostles visited synagogues regularly. I applaud the Holy Father for reaching out to our elder brethren in the history of redemption.